Hey everyone, so I decided to share with you my workouts that I’m doing for my FemShep cosplay, as well as a playlist that I have for my workouts. They’re really simple, and I have more to add to this soon. This is what I’m doing to achieve a lean, fit and healthy/strong body for my FemShep cosplay this summer!

What I usually do:

Crunches during every loading screen of Skyrim/ME/AC3, or commercials if I’m watching TV, including a 30-day crunch challenge I’m doing with my boyfriend.

I do a 30 second plank every night before bed. It REALLY works your core!
 I have a bad back so if I have a sore back that day, I do extra squats or crunches instead.

I do about 20 squats every day.

I also use my elliptical machine as often as I can.

On top of this, I’m also eating a healthier diet, cutting out junk foods as much as I can but also treating myself once in a while. I love eating LOTS of fruits and veggies, and I’m also eating whole grain (NOT whole wheat!) breads, and lean meats.


If you guys would like me to make more things like this, such as healthy foods, more workouts/exercises, or other cosplay things, just let me know! :) Hope you don’t mind my puns haha.

Gonna start keeping fitness stuff of all sorts on this blog!

So that trail through the woods is pretty long. We didn’t get to the end of it though - it goes through a biological reserve where dogs and bicycles are banned.

Also if something is downhill on the way there, it is hellishly uphill on the way back oh my gOD.

A cold shower after a good run is still the best feeling in the world.

So, oops, no pictures, but I did find a pretty nice unpaved trail near my house! It was also sunset/twilight so it was probably really dumb to go on it especially since it has rocks everywhere, but this week’s training is mostly walking with a free form run at the end so it was all good. The jogging drills did all happen to fall on steeply uphill bits :U

Opal was excited to get out running again :) She is so great! She listened to all of my speed and direction cues and because of that I didn’t slip once.

The only other unpaved trails I know about are less than ideal - one is rife with gang activity (not as much of an issue if I go at 7am on a Saturday) and waaaayyyy short; the other I have to cross a stream to get to the trail. There’s a big pipe you can walk across but Opal’s not comfortable doing that, and she won’t follow through the water if I walk across the pipe. Running with wet feet gives me blisters and then, a couple hours later, feet so swollen and itchy I can’t walk on them. Not ideal. ;P

Ran yesterday :D Didn’t type this up yesterday as we went out running at 5, I got back and had to go take care of some other dogs, came home, showered, ate, then basically fell asleep right afterwards. 

GPS says we went 6 miles, but the path looks a bit…badly tracked. Whatever. :P

Gonna try to get pictures next run. I think I’ll have to run in the morning…

I’ve been a bit delinquent but between ice possibly making me fall and hurt something, and the anti icing stuff on the roads hurting Opal’s paws, I waited until the snow had cleared a bit to run again. It snowed Wednesday and that was the last time I ran.

Ran today, did well for…three days of not running. :) Hills are evil though. Eeeevvvviiiillll.

lol the weather forecast said “25F, feels like 15F” and I was all “oh no so cold, will it hurt Opal to run? I’ll just wear a light jacket and if I get too cold we’ll go home.”

Naw. By the end of our run she was digging out chunks of ice from puddles to eat. I have a video of that that I’ll post later. :)

So, moral of the story is “no Brooke you dummy you live in the South; it never gets too cold to run.”